Peter Broderick

Music For Confluence

Peter Broderick by Dennis Stempher

Erased Tapes announce a new release by Peter Broderick, once again commissions. While “Music For Contemporary Dance” (Erased Tapes, 2010) compiled his first material written for dance (more specifically for “Falling From Trees”, by choreographer Adrienne Hart, and “Congregation”, by Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler), this new work features the music Broderick composed last winter for the soundtrack of “Confluence”- a documentary directed by Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott about several unresolved disappearances and murder cases (though everything points at one and the same person who was never convicted) in Lewiston, Idaho, 1980.

As Broderick explains, the work was a direct result of his new life in Berlin. Through one of his friends, the Portland artist found a big and affordable apartment rented out by a man who only wanted his place to be inhabited by musicians. The man turned out to be the owner of a piano shop on the ground floor of the apartment building; he was kind enough to give Broderick the key to the shop so that he could practise any time he wanted after business hours. The American spent most of the winter between his new home and the store, writing the music for “Confluence”, a story situated in a part of Idaho not very far from where Broderick grew up. “So with my minimal equipment and a key to Die Klavier Etage (the piano store), I set out to create some textural soundscapes which could compliment the building tension of the story without being too intrusive or suggestive. Days and nights, snowed in and experimenting with layers and layers of whichever instruments I had around, finding a murky atmosphere that fit with the uneasy feeling which the film gave to me.”

The album will be out on the 25th of November, preceded by a 7” featuring the tracks “Old Time” and “Solace In Gala”, of which the latter won't be on the album.

Peter Broderick - Music For Confluence (album teaser) by erasedtapes

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